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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,750 miles

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012002

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


On 2-11-03, the California epa announced that General Motors has been required to extend the fuel injector warranty on '96-'01 model year light trucks, SUVS, trucks & vans to 10 years/200,000 miles. "malfunctioning fuel injection systems (scpi) cause significant increases in air pollution". GM will fix the problem at no cost to the vehicle owners. The fuel systems were replaced with the new mfi units. GM settled with the California epa to avoid a threat of a nationwide recall. I own a vehicle that falls into this category but do not live in California. I contacted local dealerships as well as the Chevrolet customer care center for assistance and was told that only vehicles in California were eligible to be repaired. All affected vehicles manufactured by GM with the defective scpi fuel system should be treated in the same manner as this is not only an issue for vehicles driven in California. The fuel injector (oem part number 17091432). Replacing plugs, wires, distributor cap & rotor, cleaning injector & induction systems does not eliminate the basic problem which is a defective scpi fuel system. See url ( for specifics.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 062005

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. The rear end caught on fire. Vehicle was making a noise so she pulled over, and the person behind consumer was flagging her down because the vehicle was on fire. She smelled fuel coming from the vehicle.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Exhaust pipe fell off while driving. Pipe has been repaired by dealer several times and continues to fall off. Consumer is concerned about exhaust fumes when operating vehicle. Also, vehicle will stall intermittently while driving.*akthe clutch assembly was also replaced. The engine stalls intermittently. There is a noise emmiting from the fuel pump.

- West Wendover, NV, USA

problem #1

Mar 031999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 65 mph, the engine suddenly dropped to 30, and consumer was almost rear ended. Cause is unknown.. Chevrolet stated the problem was the type of gas being used, consumer stated the fuel injection system has failed 6 times, the fuel injection caused the engine to lose power.

- Corona, CA, USA

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